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Inside Australia's first accredited face mask testing facility

25 August, 2020

Launched by CSIRO and accredited by NATA, the new facility has the capacity to provide a rapid turnaround on surgical face mask testing.

Camfil Airepure NATA accredited cleanroom certification

01 May, 2020

Airepure Australia (a Camfil Group company) NATA certified technicians are accredited to perform various compliance tests to validate cleanrooms to meet Australian Standard specifications, ISO cleanroom classifications and relevant state or industry requirements.

Ensuring traceability in Australian and New Zealand laboratories

29 February, 2020

With major audits conducted in laboratories every two to four years, assessors are tasked with checking all necessary documentation to ensure accreditation is maintained.

BOC online e-learning packages for gas safety

01 June, 2019

To assist in helping customers achieve a safe working environment when it comes to storing and using gases, BOC has launched flexible online e-learning packages.

The Amgen Biotech Experience comes to NSW high schools

14 September, 2017

The Amgen Foundation, in partnership with the University of Sydney, has launched the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) in Australia as part of a global $10.5 million investment in science education.

US Salmonella outbreak linked to microbiology laboratories

03 August, 2017

Public health officials in several US states have identified an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to various clinical, commercial, and college and university teaching microbiology laboratories.

STEM professionals encouraged to give back to students

06 September, 2016

Ai Group and CSIRO have partnered together in a program to increase the number of industry professionals showcasing real-life science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills and careers in Australian schools.

RV Investigator turns into a floating classroom

11 August, 2016

A new training program for Australia's future marine scientists is set to transform CSIRO's science research vessel, the RV Investigator, into a floating classroom.

Lonza Overcoming Interference e-Learning Module

18 July, 2016

Lonza has announced the release of the Overcoming Interference e-Learning Module for its QC Insider Toolbox, which covers the causes of interference in the bacterial endotoxins test (BET) and provides the user with solutions to help ensure compliance.

An introduction to printing body parts

25 November, 2015

The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials has launched the four-week online course 'Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts', enabling people to discover how the world of 3D printing and biocompatible materials is allowing scientists to rethink approaches to health care.

STEM students need more industry experience

31 August, 2015

Australia's tertiary science and ICT students are being disadvantaged by a lack of industry experience to help them prepare for the workplace after graduating, according to a paper released by the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Expanded quality assurance for Sigma-Aldrich facilities

24 July, 2015

Life science company Sigma-Aldrich has received ISO 13485 certification for expanded quality assurance capabilities at its Dekalb and Barton facilities located in St Louis, USA.

Australia's research training system under review

21 May, 2015

Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne has commissioned the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) to undertake a review of Australia's research training system to ensure that it meets our research needs in the 21st century.

Industry-led initiative to support research commercialisation

15 May, 2015

The Science Next Collaborative was launched by Sigma-Aldrich this week in response to the challenges faced by many scientists, particularly early- to mid-career researchers, when bridging the gap from basic and promising research discovery to translational research and its commercialisation.

Fluke Biomedical Advantage Training online training centre

02 May, 2015

Fluke Biomedical has launched Advantage Training, an online centre aimed at providing accessible training to the biomedical engineering community. The training centre features a curriculum that covers the full spectrum of medical device preventive maintenance and quality assurance for biomedical and diagnostic imaging equipment.

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